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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By yosshimura
\\\ LOOK at the years you are talking...

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LOOK at the years you are talking about! LOL.. any car that old is just a POS overall vs a newer car..At that age only a true Honda or Toyota will do... If you can't afford a new or newer MB...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By yosshimura
I've never owned a car ten years, and...

I've never owned a car ten years, and realistically I don't think most of the population here in the US does. With Lexus (or their parent company Toyota) you have parts bin pieces littering the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-26-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By yosshimura
Just remember that the Lexus owner makes less...

Just remember that the Lexus owner makes less trips to the mechanic for repairs.. I've had 2 MB's and was entertaining a third recently, but bought an 08 Lexus... I'm glad I did, wonderful car...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By yosshimura
CPO question on purchase

I did a search and was surprised not to find much on the subject here.

I am entertaining purchasing a 2007-2008 E350 CPO from the local MB dealer. I asked for the details on the cpo, he showed me...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By yosshimura
When you drive 20K miles / year and you live in...

When you drive 20K miles / year and you live in an area where there are no subways, and public transportation is a POS, a car is a "need", lol... My daily commute just to and from work is 50 miles...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By yosshimura
WHO CARES about lease vs purchase vs paying cash...

WHO CARES about lease vs purchase vs paying cash .. That wasn't the question, lol... I can make my own financial decisions... my parents let me, really they do!! LOL

Lets get back on track.....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By yosshimura
You mean LEASE a 2011. The last thing you want to...

You mean LEASE a 2011. The last thing you want to do is BUY NEW to turn around a trade in at the 3 year mark. That's why i entertained the used E350 , as it has already depreciated some...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By yosshimura
I can't get into a new E350 for $700 on a lease,...

I can't get into a new E350 for $700 on a lease, I would be in a C class (I want to be a Mercedes when I grow up, lol)... and I am not really feeling that car. My friend just bought a 2009 with 15k...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By yosshimura
Thanks for the thought. I'll keep that in mind,...

Thanks for the thought. I'll keep that in mind, :P when I have $30K sitting around. Pay cash or finance, you are still going to loose money, no way around it. It's a depreciating asset.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By yosshimura
My choices to buy or lease this time around

I guess I'll start this thread here in off topic.. I want to get some thoughts on my choice of car to get next (by the eoy).

Issues / criteria?
I drive alot, about 20K miles per year, spend...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-08-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By yosshimura
I'm back ....entertaining another MB

... Ok, so no one really knew me on here, but I was on and off here when I got my first 2000 E320 and then my former 1995 E320. I finally sold the 1995 about 4 years ago, as it was way too much $...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
Talking Sorry, but in the 80s and 90s Japan cars were not...

Sorry, but in the 80s and 90s Japan cars were not jap crap.. Do you have documentation of this statement? Even JD Edwards and the Books/magazines I have from that era praised the japanese cars...

...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
I wouldn't call it "care"... its more "trouble" /...

I wouldn't call it "care"... its more "trouble" / "fix" / "repair"... i was under the MB drug for the time I had them (went through two), and then realized, B.S. They are a p.o.s. unless you buy new...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
Flawless? You sound like me a few month ago... :P...

Flawless? You sound like me a few month ago... :P Looking at your sig and posts you have had issues with your MB....

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/search.php?searchid=1174765
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-01-2007, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By yosshimura
How do you operate without a talking one? I was...

How do you operate without a talking one? I was entertaining one, but it seems a talking one would be easier while driivng, "turn left", "turn right".... vs having to be looking at the gps while...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
Unhappy bought a new car with no ppi...

"you hit the nail on the head" :D so either they are pieces of **** and you need to be working on them all the time or you need to buy new... btw, as you also said, new doesn't mean perfect.... go on...
Forum: Tech Help 01-28-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
Wouldn't they think of running enough simulatinos...

Wouldn't they think of running enough simulatinos and road tests before putting it on the market and letting the consumer road test it for them to be best? I mean, that iiisssss what the Japanese do...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By yosshimura
You guys aren't helping much this new user :( . I...

You guys aren't helping much this new user :( . I surprised! Remember the E350s come with a Rochester 650, or the optional cross fire injection. I heard they are upgrading to tpi next year
...
Forum: Tech Help 01-21-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
Reliability should be a large factor... so you...

Reliability should be a large factor... so you prefer to drive the best looking car, let's say, and have it leave you stranded once in a while, have electric bugs here and there, have to pay $400 for...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-09-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,650
Posted By yosshimura
Leather seat rip - what can it cost to fix?

The side bolster on the driver seat leather has cracked big time over the last year or so...beyond repair. That piece will have to be replaced. I imagine they will replace that section of leather. I...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-09-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By yosshimura
W124 center console - buy from ?

I need to replace the center console lid (the hinge broke) and the cover while i am at it. I checked ebay, but nothing came up. Any ideas where I can buy it new? I don't want to go through the hassle...
Forum: Tech Help 01-09-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By yosshimura
thanks

Thanks for the info guys. I am going to see if its glued tommorrow. If not, I'll order that lens. I am tired of seeing that cracked lense on there.
Forum: Tech Help 01-08-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By yosshimura
'95 E320 headlight cracked

I need to replace the glass on the driver's side headlight on my '95 E320. I am not sure though. On this year can you replace just the glass or do I have to replace the whole assembly? The lense...
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 11-03-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,617
Posted By yosshimura
U get what u pay for... Look at shops in Coral...

U get what u pay for... Look at shops in Coral Gables....or just hit the MB dealer but that will be about $4.5K

You are going to spend $3K on such an old car? R u kidding?? That doesn't make...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-03-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By yosshimura
Congrats! The point is that he reached those...

Congrats! The point is that he reached those miles MUCH cheaper than any MB would ever do the same...We all just brainwash ourselves, myself included, that MB is such a great car.... when in fact...
Forum: Tech Help 11-03-2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,638
Posted By yosshimura
troublesome.....

Let's see, I have had my 95 E320 for about 2 years, almost 3 yrs, bought it for about $8.5K, 82K miles, all documentation/service/etc, and more.....

Now it has 132K miles...Seems any time I take...
Forum: Tech Help 11-03-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By yosshimura
Change fuel grade to mid or fuel regulator sound...

Change fuel grade to mid or fuel regulator sound like easy tries. I thought I read in the archives something having to do with fuel injectors?

I am having a similar problem w/my 95 E320 / 132K...
Forum: Tech Help 09-17-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By yosshimura
W124 sputtering.....

While I go search the archives, I am posting a question for help....

subject: '95 E320
mileage: 128K

Looking at the records, I didn't do the 120K service which includes replacement of fuel...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,858
Posted By yosshimura
Trained or not trained, at the end of the day...

Trained or not trained, at the end of the day they are mechanics, not college educated mba's..........
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By yosshimura
Longest you've been w/o changing oil?

So what's the longest between oil changes for you guys? Forget the 3K miles or even the extended oil changes MB says.... longest between oil changes.

On my w124 its been.......forget it :D
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